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  • Blind Student to Address Graduates at Marriott School Convocation Wednesday Aug 11 2004

    Instead of having his speech outline scribbled on a 3x5 card, Adam Rushforth will run his fingers over a Braille outline as he addresses students at Friday’s Marriott School convocation. Rushforth, who graduates with a business finance bachelor’s degree, has coloboma, an iris defect, which began deteriorating his vision when he was young.

  • Romney Institute Honors Outstanding Alum Wednesday Jun 09 2004

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management honored Karen Suzuki-Okabe with its 2004 N. Dale Wright Outstanding Alumni Award. The Romney Institute presented the award at a banquet held 21 May. The award is given annually to an alumnus of the BYU Master of Public Administration program who demonstrates extraordinary service and leadership in the work environment, is actively involved in community volunteer activities and maintains a high standard of excellence.

  • Romney Institute Names Charles Johnson Administrator of the Year Tuesday Apr 13 2004

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Charles E. Johnson the 2004 Administrator of the Year. Johnson was also recently nominated by President George W. Bush to become the chief financial officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. “I just want to change a few people’s lives,” Johnson told the audience at a banquet in his honor April 2. “I’m having a new opportunity in Washington D.C. to bring people and their opinions together for the common good.” Recently, Johnson was president of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and vice president of Huntsman LLC. He also serves as a member of the Utah State Board of Regents. He was chair of the Board of Regents from 1997 through 2002. Johnson graduated from BYU in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. The Romney Institute has presented the award annually since 1972. Institute

  • Clock your time at the Corporate Climb Marriott School students host exercise fundraiser Tuesday Mar 09 2004

    Marriott School students, faculty and administrators are challenged to race the stairs for the BYU Annual Fund. The event will take place in the Tanner Building on March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants can run themselves or join a relay team. Individual runners are requested to give a $15 donation to the Annual Fund.

  • Graduate Students Present Findings to U.N.’s Global Compact Thursday Feb 19 2004

    MBA and MPA students from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management teamed with students from New York University on a pilot project to help with the United Nation’s Global Compact develop a worldwide program for MBA students. Students from both universities contributed analysis of corporate citizenship activities for participating companies.

  • Gary Cornia New Director of Romney Institute Wednesday Jan 07 2004

    Marriott School Dean Ned C. Hill named Gary Cornia as the new director of the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management and former Marriott School associate dean, will replace Robert Parsons, who served four-and-a-half years in that position.

  • MICROFINANCE STUDY EARNS BEST PAPER AWARD Professor and Student’s Research Study to be Published in Utah Academy Journal Friday Dec 12 2003

    Brigham Young University professor Warner Woodworth and MPA student Shon Hiatt received the Best Paper Award for the Business Division at the 2003 Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Conference. Their paper, “Socioeconomic Impacts of Microfinance in Mexico and Ecuador,” will be published in an upcoming issue of Utah Academy Journal.

  • BYU Team Overcomes Obstacles to Place Second at Net Impact Competition Wednesday Apr 23 2003

    Despite being one teammate short, arriving at the competition with only five minutes to spare and having to begin planning their case in a car by flashlight, a team of three students from BYU’s Marriott School recently placed second at an international business ethics competition. The team consisting of Isaac Appiah, Rick Bingham and Marcie Holloman competed against four-person teams from 14 other universities at the Net Impact 2003 International Case Competition hosted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Property Solutions Wins Business Plan Competition Tuesday Apr 22 2003

  • BYU Marriott School Rises in Financial Times Rankings School Recognized for Finance Education and Salary Increases Tuesday Jan 21 2003

    The Financial Times of London advanced Brigham Young University's Marriott School for the second consecutive year in the paper's global ranking of top 100 MBA programs. The Marriott School ranked 51st this year compared to 63rd in 2002 and 75th in 2001. In addition to the overall ranking, the school's alumni placed its finance program among the top 10 worldwide.

  • MPA Student is First in Utah to Win ACHE Scholarship Wednesday Jan 08 2003

    A Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School is the first person in Utah to win an American College of Healthcare Executives scholarship since the fund was started in 1969. Ryan J. Lambert, BYU ACHE student chapter vice president, received the Foster G. McGaw national scholarship. “Being the vice president of the BYU chapter really improved my chances to win this award,” Lambert said.

  • Marriott School Makes Push for Diversity: Long-Term Initiative to Increase Minority Opportunities Thursday Nov 07 2002

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School has launched a major initiative to improve minority representation in the school's graduate programs. The diversity initiative is designed to recruit a more diverse student body and faculty; provide students and faculty with cultural awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues; and improve the school's internal climate to be more supportive of female, international, and minority students and faculty.

  • Marriott School Offers New Global Management Certificate Tuesday Oct 22 2002

  • BYU Professors Win Top Strategy Paper Thursday Oct 03 2002

    The Strategic Management Society awarded four Brigham Young University Professors the best paper prize last week at the organization’s 22nd annual conference in Paris, France. The best paper prize was awarded to Marriott School strategy professors Mark H. Hansen and Lee T. Perry and BYU statistics professors C. Shane Reese and Gilbert W. Fellingham for their paper, “A Bayesian Application of the Resource-Based View: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Practice.” “We had a lot of confidence that the theory and methods we developed were revolutionary,” says Perry.

  • Marriott School Rises in Wall Street Journal Rankings Monday Sep 09 2002

    Brigham Young University's business school moved from 41st to 38th in The Wall Street Journal's 2002 ranking of top business schools worldwide. The BYU Marriott School also rose from fifth to third place in the newspaper's "hidden gems" category, a listing of "schools that produce excellent graduates but aren't typically considered top-tier business schools."

  • BYU’s Marriott School Wins $1.4 Million International Business Grant Sunday May 12 2002

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a four-year Center for International Business Education and Research grant to Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. The grant provides $355,000 per year through 2006. “The CIBER grant is a strong infusion into our program,” says Brooke Derr, professor of international business and Marriott School CIBER director.

  • AACSB Reaccredits Marriott School Tuesday Apr 16 2002

    Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has achieved reaccreditation of its undergraduate, master’s and executive degree programs by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The official announcement was made 7 April in Chicago, Ill.

  • Romney Institute Names William Hansell Administrator of the Year Monday Mar 25 2002

    The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University named William H. Hansell, executive director of the International City/County Management Association, as its 2002 Administrator of the Year. Hansell has been executive director of ICMA since October 1983. Addressing public-management students and faculty at a banquet held in his honor, Hansell said, "We are the engineers of democracy.

  • Marriott School To Host Fifth Microenterprise Conference 15-16 March Friday Mar 08 2002

    BYU's Marriott School of Management will host the Fifth Annual Microenterprise Conference "Practical Approaches to Ending Poverty" 15-16 March 2002. Grounded in a belief that access to resources is the greatest barrier to ending poverty, speakers at this year's conference will examine the best practices of the past, critique today's organizations and take a pragmatic look at the future of the microenterprise movement. "Microenterprise is an exciting new way for individuals, families and communities to get involved in the fight against poverty," said Donald Adolphson, chairman of the conference's planning committee and Marriott School professor of public management. "Many people are beginning to realize they can help alleviate suffering in the world without leaving home."

  • Marriott School Names Robert J. Parsons as Chair of Public Management Tuesday Sep 07 1999

    The Marriott School at Brigham Young University has announced the appointment of Robert J. Parsons as chair of the Romney Institute of Public Management. He will replace Larry C. Walters, who served as chair of the department for the past four years.